Haloween isn’t something that’s celebrated massively here in Guyana, although there was an ‘All Black’ event on Saturday night and a few children dressed up tonight. Being in an hotel I guess we are missing whatever is going on out there. There is more evidence on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ that it’s Haloween, than there is in the wider community.
Today was a busy one. Marcelle, the journalist who wrote the Starborke News article, came to collect us this morning and took us to meet Rupert at the Guyana Information Agency (GIA). He weaved a very special brand of magic and I ended up doing a TV news interview. I don’t know if it was used tonight because I didn’t see the news at 6 p.m.
After we left, with radio interviews set up for tomorrow and Wednesday, we went to join Marcelle at the Starbroke office, a more formal affair, where I met the editor Cheryl Springer who welcomed us and discussed the follow up article to the main one published on the 22nd.
Marcelle also introduced me to Denis, a veteran reporter, who is happy to accompany me to Austins, the main bookstore in Georgetown.
I am totally bowled over by the hospitality of everyone I’ve met so far. I look forward to the interview tomorrow and to meeting more people.